#circular economy News

thryft team
The founders of Singapore's first sustainable online bookstore Thryft share how they started the company and their advice to budding entrepreneurs in the sustainability scene.
landfill in thailand
Surging imports of plastic waste have put a strain on the livelihoods of Thailand’s informal trash collectors.
An ukay-ukay stall in Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
In a survey by online marketplace Carousell, 92 per cent of respondents from the Philippines said they bought secondhand items, but because of affordability. Hong Kong and Singapore ranked highest for choosing pre-loved items because they're more sustainable.
coal barge on the Mahakam River in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Environmental activists have lambasted a plan by the Indonesian government to use bricks made from coal ash as building blocks for coral transplant projects..
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#circular economy Opinion

OCG saving the oceans
The plastic credit market needs to engender trust and credibility. Only then can it rise to its potential as an impactful tool to address plastic leakage.
eCommerce in Asia
Lazada’s corporate sustainability expert explains why having a climate change strategy is crucial to businesses as well as the planet and our communities.
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Asian governments must now enact and properly implement policies and regulations that will help to scale up grassroots initiatives and hold plastics producers accountable for addressing the crisis.
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Carbon & Climate

The climate X factor

The climate and biodiversity crises not only demand a shift to carbon-neutral energy, but also usher in a circular economy in which resources are reused and repurposed. To reach that goal, new technologies will be crucial, writes the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin.
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#circular economy Videos

Kids recycle
Sponsored Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
Katherine Desbaillets, co-owner of SaladStop!
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Plastic bag floats near bait ball. Image: WWF
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
Paula Miquelis gitnb tcf 2018
Welcoming 3,800 people this year, the carbon neutral, zero waste festival has grown six-fold since its first edition in 2015.
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#circular economy Podcasts

Circular economy
Sponsored Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
Green School students visit a school in Bali, Indonesia
Most schools only teach the science of climate change. Green School gives the skills needed to live in a warming world. Eco-Business asked Green School's Leslie Medema how to be real with children about climate change without scaring them.
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
Nodules on the deep sea floor
Pro-miners argue that deep-sea mining is essential to enable the energy transition. On the Eco-Business podcast, Sian Owen of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition argues why nature's last frontier should be protected, not exploited.
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